As a leader, it is our duty to offer better products, more innovative products and more performing products for the end users.


Our core business is rope. Our expertise lies in this product.

a. Lighter and lighter dynamic ropes :

Lightness is the key concept. We could have talked about smaller and smaller diameters but the reality is different…

There is an unknown point in the standard… A "commercial" diameter is a data that has to be controlled but it can be different from the official diameter. The standard states that we can name a rope with a +/- 0,2mm diameter. So a 10mm rope can have a name between 9.8 and 10.2mm... This "twist" explains why some so called thinner ropes are heavier than a rope that is supposed to be bigger...

So if you really want to compare two ropes, the most important data to select the ropes you want to compare is the weight per meter. That's the main reference as no tolerance is allowed by the standard…

And in terms of weight, the BEAL ropes are a must have!


Which manufacturer was the first to offer a single rope below 60g/m ?

BEAL Stinger at 59g/m 





Which manufacturer was the first to offer a single rope below the famous 50g/m?

Beal Opera at 48g/m

b. The Joker: the first triple rated rope

The triple rated rope: one of the most innovative rope ever!

The Joker was the first triple rated rope on the market! Officially released in 2003 (it was previously given to the professional climbers as the "Hypocrite rope"), it is the first dynamic to be rated as a single rope but also as half rope and as a twin rope.

Incredible innovation! The Joker weighs only 51g/m. 15 years later, our competitors still barely match that weight!

c. Dry Cover, Golden Dry, Unicore : some unique technologies
  • This doesn’t make sense? – Which manufacturer can offer a product that conforms to a standard 10 years ahead? Do you mean to say that you offered the product 10 years ahead of the UIAA standard?
  • The Unicore is a process created in 2006…….. 10 years later, no other manufacturer has been able to implement that kind of system on dynamic ropes! Should it be over 10 years later? If it Unicore was created in 2006 and you say 10 years later that makes it 2016…. We are in 2018…


a. Pro water : the first floating type A rope

It is the first and only floating low stretch TYPE A rope on the market.

This product has been developed thanks to a request from one of our customers. They wanted to minimize the potential accidents that can occur during a rescue of an operative falling into water.

Thanks to its neon orange colour the rope is very visible for the emergency services.

Thanks to its floatability, the Pro water is unlikely to get tangled in propellers.

b. Raider : high temperature resistant ropes

It has been developed for rapid descent from helicopters. Their Aramid sheath does not melt, even against a descender overheated by the descents.

The standard low stretch ropes are manufactured with Polyamide. The melting point of the Polyamide is 230°C. Thus, in case of fast descents, the lifetime of these ropes is extremely short!

Thanks to a very special construction mixing Aramid for the sheath and Polyamide for the core, the Raider ropes become heat resistant and it can endure a large number of fast descent.

c. Hotline : chemical resistant rope

The Hotline 11mm rope has been developed in order to allow access in presence of certain dangerous chemicals.


a. Escaper

The Escaper is a patented innovation presented at the Outdoor show in June 2017
It is a retrievable anchor point

It is rated as anchor point EN 795B and has a strength of 18kN.

The Escaper allows abseiling when only a single length of rope is available.

b. Birdie

Compact belay device with assisted braking for lead climbing or top roping. 100% metallic with friction components in stainless steel for great durability. The rope exists following the device's axis to avoid twisting. The BIRDIE can be used with all dynamic single ropes from 8.5mm to 11mm.

c. Air Force

Le choix de BEAL est de proposer des appareils qui permettent un dosage efficace du freinage afin de favoriser un assurage dynamique, maîtrisé et non subi, ce qui préserve le point d’ancrage, le grimpeur et la corde. Avec d’un côté des gorges en V avec rainures et de l’autre des gorges plus larges sans rainures, les frottements parasites sur les angles sont réduits au maximum, limitant l’usure des cordes lors des descentes en rappel ou des moulinettes.
A l’exception du très classique 8, les assureurs/descendeurs BEAL dérivés du tube ne font pas toronner la corde, et ils ont tous :

de grandes ouvertures pour alléger les appareils.
> un schéma gravé montrant le sens d’usage.
> un numéro individuel pour faciliter la gestion du matériel de

Il est fortement recommandé de les utiliser avec un mousqueton de sécurité dédié symétrique de gros diamètre (12 mm) et rond.


Because innovation is not always an easy process, it is important to look back and see what has not worked well in the past. We experienced disappointing sales in the past while we thought the innovation was great…

Here is our failures TOP 3


Our number 3 is not a complete failure: the Program ropes.

These ropes have been offered for many years. The process was quite simple: thanks to a robot on the braiding machine, we were able to move the braiding point of the rope. The higher the braiding point the softer the rope is... So we were able to offer ropes very supple to make the knot, then more rigid to resist to the abrasion (VERY IMPORTANT: a very supple rope flattens. It generates more friction so a shorter lifetime... Be careful with very soft ropes!). We patented this process but years after years we had to recognize that the commercial success have not been what we thought it could be...

The buckle free harnesses. Something unseen. Launched in 2001 our Aerolight range has been amended several times to be able to reach its target. A revolution! Some of us at BEAL's still consider this range of harness of the best harness we created. Unfortunately, a great product does not mean great success! We forgot one major point: to buy a harness you must try it on. Unfortunately, with this free buckle concept, the sizing was difficult and the user had to empty his pockets in order to fit the harness... with the democratization of the cell phones it was really a bad timing!
Our top failure… : in 2005 we have decided to offer to our customers the possibility to identify our products thanks to a technology which is well know now: RFID. But in 2005 is was a real bet! Unfortunately we have lost that bet. In spite of ergonomic chips, huge investments in a dedicated software (BEAL Services) the commercial success never came. But sometimes, successes arise from failures. We hope that we analysed correctly our failure and that our new system based on NFC technology and called BEAL INSPECT will be a success!